Compare 2009 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2009 Toyota Camry

2009 Chevrolet Malibu
2009 Toyota Camry
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 26 34 $24,149 $25,555
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 30 $20,416 $21,605
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 30 $21,267 $22,505
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $23,346 $24,705
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,401 $26,880
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 21 31 $18,678 $20,195
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 21 31 $19,593 $21,650
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 21 31 $20,533 $22,815
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 21 31 $23,016 $25,575
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 21 31 $17,707 $19,145
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LE 21 31 $18,643 $20,600
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 21 31 $19,633 $21,815
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LE 19 28 $21,793 $24,215
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 28 $22,939 $25,490
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 19 28 $25,823 $28,695
Camry Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 33 34 $23,796 $26,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,149
$18,678
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,555
$20,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$337 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way. The 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid melds the automaker's proven, hybrid system into America's bread-and-butter sedan. What's not to like?
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.7 101.4
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
191.8 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 15.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.87 x - TBD - 11.06 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 36.1
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QGG NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QGG NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3307
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
159 @ 5000 161 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LAT NA
Displacement
2.4L/146.5 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
164 @ 6400 158 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 2.20
Trans Order Code
ME7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.95 3.94
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Toyota Camry
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent Dual-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 7

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